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Orange County Register Quote On Norman Lear Event


Norman Lear PortraitThe following quotation is from The Orange County Register’s Martin Wisckol’s 08/25/14 column:

“[T]he well-heeled Democratic Foundation of Orange County hosted TV producer Norman Lear for dinner at the California Grand Hotel on Aug. 9 at $1,000 a plate. Eighteen attendees shared a table with Lear for an evening that foundation Chairman Dan Jacobson called ‘magical.’

‘“We wanted to honor him because he taught us so much,’ Jacobson said. ‘Through Archie Bunker, he taught us about bigotry and tolerance. Through ‘Maude,’ he taught us you don’t have to put up with sexism. I think he changed the spiritual DNA of America.”’

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A Luncheon Honoring Anthony Rendon



Please join us for a luncheon honoring Assemblymember Anthony Rendon, Chair of the Assembly Water Committee, on September 18.

With the issue of water being so important to our drought-stricken State, we are especially pleased to honor Assemblymember Anthony Rendon at a September 18, 2014 luncheon. Anthony Chairs the all-important Water, Parks & Wildlife Committee.

Anthony represents the 63rd Assembly District, which is our neighbor just to the west. (The Lakewood area.) Anthony also serves as a member of the Joint Legislative Audit Committee; the Public Employees, Retirement and Social Security Committee; the Local Government Committee; and, Utilities & Commerce Committee.

Anthony has authored the water bond that, if successful, will provide billions of dollars for our rivers, wetlands, and watersheds while building and repairing the State’s outdated water infrastructure. He has also introduced legislation to enhance the state’s ability to investigate financial fraud in local government, reduce exposure to poisonous lead in the environment, provide the public with greater access and transparency to local water providers, and improve early child care and education.

Anthony has served as the Interim Executive Director of the California League of Conservation Voters, and showed his understanding of environmental issues long before being elected to the Assembly, by helping to pass important environmental/water bills.

Anthony attended Cerritos Community College before earning his Bachelors and Masters of Arts Degrees right here in Orange County, at Cal State , Fullerton. As a recipient of a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship, he earned his Ph.D. from the University of California, Riverside and completed post-doctoral work at Boston University.  After completing his studies, he served as adjunct professor in the Department of Political Science and Criminal Justice at his alma mater, Orange County’s Cal State , Fullerton from January 2001 to May 2008.

September 18, 2014, 12:00 Noon 
The Irvine Hilton, 18800 MacArthur Blvd.
Irvine, CA 92612
To reserve a Non-Member ticket ($45.00) you may write a check payable to
DFOC, PO Box 26708, Santa Ana, CA 92799
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